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C.W. Faust

C.W. Faust

Confederate (CSV)


Charles Wesley Faust

(c. 1837 - 1864)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A married 24 year old mechanic in Montevallo, AL, he enlisted, along with his 18 year old brother David, as Private in Company B, 10th Alabama Infantry on 4 June 1861 in Montevallo. He was in all the engagements of his regiment through 1862.

On the Campaign

He was with his company in action at Harpers Ferry and Sharpsburg in September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Sergeant (date not given) and was at Fredericksburg, VA and Gettysburg, PA, then on sick furlough later in 1863. He returned to duty but was killed in action in the Wilderness, VA on 5 May 1864.

References & notes

Service from the Alabama Civil War Service Database.1 Details from Ben H. Severance's Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Alabama in the Civil War (2012). His picture from an ambrotype with his brother, now in the Alabama Archives.2 His brother David Clinton Faust was not on the Maryland Campaign, but served to the end of the war and returned to farming, in Jefferson County, AL.


c. 1837


05/05/1864; The Wilderness, VA


1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=60952  [AotW citation 20084]

2   State of Alabama, State Archives, and Dr. Edwin C. Bridges, director, and staff, Alabama Department of Archives & History, Published c.2000, first accessed 08 July 2005, <>, Source page: /cdm/compoundobject/collection/photo/id/6871/rec/148  [AotW citation 20085]